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Jul 8, 2016 10:50 AM

NH police officers chase black bear as he wanders through Manchester

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER (AP) — A fast-moving black bear has evaded authorities after police say officers chased it through New Hampshire's largest city.

Police said the bear was first spotted on Interstate 93 in Manchester on Thursday. It then moved to another area and took off running when police arrived.

A chase ensued and continued until the bear made its way up a tree. Police, firefighters and Fish and Game officers surrounded the tree for about an hour. The bear made its way down the tree as conservation officers went up to try to capture it.

The bear then hopped the fence of a house next door and took off running.

Police say they don't know where the bear is but believe it may have run into the woods.

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